SOURCE: Unite the United Nations

July 01, 2005 14:37 ET

An Exit Strategy: Take the Future of Iraq to the U.N.

Conference Calls on U.S. to Initiate Dialogue With U.N. to Seek a Peaceful Solution to Iraqi Situation in Participation With Its People and the Creation of a U.N. Peacebuilding Commission

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 1, 2005 -- A resolution was adopted on the 60th birthday of the United Nations, on June 26, 2005, by a group of 20 supporters of the world organization, including former U.N. staff members, a former U.N. correspondent, a former Republican congressman, representatives of various pro-U.N. organizations and some academics from Stanford University.

The text of the resolution says:

Noting that the United Nations Charter calls upon the Organization to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,"

Noting that the Mitchell/Gingrich Task Force on the U.N. has recommended its reform and strengthening, and supports the creation a new U.N. Peacebuilding Commission as recommended by Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Noting that the U.S. Department of State and the Bush Administration also support the creation of the new U.N. Peacebuilding Commission,

Therefore, this resolution,

Urges the United States to initiate a dialogue within the U.N. in order to achieve a peaceful solution to the Iraqi situation in consultation with and full participation of the Iraqi people, including all parties to the war,

Urges to that end the creation and implementation of the new U.N. Peacebuilding Commission,

Calls upon the U.S., together with other U.N. members, to provide ample political, logistical and financial support to an internationally recognized end to hostilities and for the reconstruction of Iraq, involving the U.N. Security Council and the General Assembly.

The resolution was an outgrowth of a conference on "The Future of the United Nations," being held at the Chaminade Conference Center in Santa Cruz, sponsored by the Center for War/Peace Studies of New York City.

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    Jim Bernet
    Unite the United Nations
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